Listen in as Susan Newman (aka Suzy Brandtastic) interviews Kathy Kelly, Actor and Business Media Coach.
Throughout her career, Kathy Kelly has shown a unique flair for troubleshooting situations quickly, accurately and with a sense of humor. Her business background includes years of experience working in communication. After earning an M.A. in Speech Communication from the University of Arizona, Kathy successfully ran a dinner theatre. She was responsible for all aspects of the business, including: programming, marketing and public relations, as well as producing, casting/ directing, and performing. She also created a high school internship program, as well as a teen outreach program. As an actor, she has performed in theatre, film, TV, radio and video.
She toured with The Kids on the Block, a nationally franchised troupe of disabled puppets and studied puppetry with Kathy Mullen, of “Fraggle Rock” and “The Muppet Show.” Kathy has also taught acting and directed productions at Long Island University and the State University of New York. In the corporate sector, Kathy was Manager/Corporate Communications at Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation where she helped streamline internal communications systems for that global media company’s 26,000 employees, wrote press releases and coordinated a system of corporate giving.
She was then recruited to work for Dow Jones and ITT as Director/Cable Affiliate Relations for its broadcast station, WBIS. Her responsibilities involved working with over 100 cable systems. She also developed cross-platform marketing and promotion campaigns among the station’s cable operators. It was as a co-founder of an entertainment production company that she learned first-hand how to create and deliver an attention-getting pitch. She was also the spokesperson and co-author for the company’s groundbreaking humor book, MenOpop.
In her spare time, Kathy fly fishes and is an active volunteer for Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, The Actors Work Program and ComedyCures Foundation. She also teaches communication for the Four Block Foundation, a group that provides resources for transitioning veterans to obtain paid internships and full-time positions in the corporate world. At Borough of Manhattan Community College, Kathy is teaching a new course, Soft Skills for IT Professionals. Now, through Make Your Own Heat Media Coaching, Kathy helps people craft their stories and deliver them for the results they really want.
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